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Organic Farmer Wanted - Gaia Gardens, Atlanta, GA

General Information:
Gaia Gardens has a 10-year history of organic gardening and a flourishing
64-share CSA. We have 1.5 acres tillable land, ½ acre of blueberries and
figs, 300' of muscadines & scuppernongs, plus ¼ acre for future expansion of
orchard/vineyard. We have a heated greenhouse, a walk-in cooler, three
complete irrigation systems (well, pond, county water), garden shed with
tools, a 4-wheel tractor, a 2-wheel walk-behind tractor. We also have access
to classroom, commercial kitchen and dining area for workshops. We have a
garden committee to support you and your endeavors and are only 10 minutes
from downtown Atlanta. The gardener leases all this for only $12. per year
in exchange for farming sustainably and running the CSA.

Start Date: December 2008 (transition work with our existing farmer can
start anytime)
End Date: minimum 2 year lease
Application deadline: May 4th, 2008
Number of jobs: 1
Contact by phone or email listed above.

See info on May 4th Open House at www.eastlakecommons.org - Gardener Search

Work/Experience Desired:
Experience in organic gardening and CSA operations. Have initiative and
determination. Ready to take over and manage this successful and thriving
urban venture.

Education Opportunity:
This is an incredible opportunity for a beginning or experienced farmer:
mimimal cash investment needed and all infrastructure is provided. This job
is what you make it. Current farmer has added bees, blueberries, CSA
work-shares, farm market sales, cut flower operations, and more and has seen
his income increase each year. This is an urban farm close to markets,
colleges, food banks, restaurants, interns, and CSA consumers.

Contact:
Karen Minvielle
see info sheet: www.eastlakecommons.org / Gardener Search
email:gardenersearch@eastlakecommons.org
call: 404-373-5059